Announcing the 22nd Annual Meeting of the

International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society

Genes, Brain and Behavior 2020

To be held at the Marine Biological Laboratory 

Woods Hole, MA. USA May 12th -17th, 2020

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Registration Abstract Submission Travel Awards

Meeting Registration Fees 

 FAQs Poster Dimensions 42” x 60” portrait size

WARNING: Please note that the only contracted lodging facility for the meeting is the MBL. IBANGS does not have agreements with offsite accommodation facilities or lodging brokers. Please report (Email: [email protected]) any attempt to obtain your personal/financial information by a third party 

Meeting Itinerary

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Things to do in Martha's Vineyard

Things to do in Woods Hole

Ferry Information

Annual Meeting Highlights

Plenary Speakers

Invited Speakers

  • Julie Blendy, University of Pennsylvania
  • Tariq Brown, Brown University
  • Shinjae Chung, University of Pennsylvania
  • Alberto Cruz Martin, Boston University
  • Laura Duvall, Columbia University
  • Catherine Kaczorowski, Jackson Laboratory
  • Christine Merlin, Washington University
  • Kimberly Raab-Graham, Wake Forest, University
  • Richa Saxena, Harvard University
  • Joshua Shulman, Baylor School of Medicine 
  • Elisha Wachman, Boston University School of Medicine

Session Titles

  • Alternate transcript usage and RNA splicing in alcohol and substance use disorders. Chair: Amy Lasek, University of Chicago 
  • Sleep regulation and function during early developmental periods. Chair: Matthew Kayser, University of Pennsylvania
  • Neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome in mice and humans. Chair: Camron Bryant, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Neurodegenerative and Neuropsychiatric disorders. Chair: Peter Ash, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Emergent systems for genetic studies of behavior. Chairs: Yehuda Ben-Shahar, Washington University. Alex Keene, Florida Atlantic University

Award Ceremonies

  • Young and Distinguished Investigator Awards
  • IBANGS Fellow Appointments

Satellite Meetings

Professional Development Training for Early Career Scientists (May 12th)
  • Invited speakers
  • Lightning talks
  • Round table discussions

Systems Genetics Workshop (May 12th)

A walk through of the latest resources and analysis tools in GeneNetwork and GeneWeaver

Download the Meeting Flyer to share with colleagues

For Sponsors

Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus

Exhibitor and Sponsor Registration

Important Dates
January 7, 2020: Travel Award Applications (Closes February 15th, 2020)
January 7, 2020: Meeting registration open (Closes April 2020)
January 7, 2020: Abstract submission open (Closes March 30, 2020)
May 12-17, 2020: Conference Dates
Local Organizing Committee
Camron Bryant, Boston University
Karla Kaun, Brown University
Clarissa Parker, Middlebury College
Alberto Cruz-Martin, Boston University
Kristin Scaplen, Brown University


Program Committee
Camron Bryant, Boston University
Karla Kaun, Brown University
Karl Clark, Mayo Clinic 
Clarissa Parker, Middlebury College
Alberto Cruz-Martin, Boston University
Antonia Savarese, OHSU
Pat Nolan, MRC Harwell
Gang Chen, Nanjng University
Danila Cuomo, Texas A&M University
Rupert Overall, Center for Regenerative Therapies, Dresden
Vivek Kumar, Jackson Laboratory

Awards Committee
Richard A. Radcliffe (Chair), University of Colorado
Leo Schalkwyk, University of Essex
Catherine Kaczorowski , Jackson Laboratory
Zoe Donaldson, University of Colorado
Gang Chen, Jinan University


About the MBL

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is an international center for research and education in biological and environmental science. Founded in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, in 1888, the MBL is a private, nonprofit institution affiliated with the University of Chicago. 


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